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California wildfire rips through nuclear waste site, fueling airborne toxin risk concerns

The Woolsey fire that engulfed over 90,000 acres in California last weekend may have spread toxic and radioactive substances from a Superfund site, according to activists who believe authorities might be downplaying the risks. The fire passed through the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills that was the site of the worst nuclear ...

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Israel pummels Gaza with airstrikes through night in response to rocket attack (PHOTOS)

Israeli military aircraft pounded the Gaza Strip on Friday, hitting 80 alleged Hamas targets in response to what they say were 30 rockets launched from Gaza. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) say they launched a large-scale bombing raid after some 30 rockets were fired at the area near the Israeli city of Sderot on Friday evening. Some 10 of the ...

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‘International terrorism’ funded through US ‘food stamps’ program – report

A new report from an American think tank claims government food assistance dollars have been used to fund terrorism, in addition to garden-variety domestic fraud. The scams are said to have been in place for over two decades. The document, compiled by Government Accountability Institute (GAI) calls out the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – “food stamps” – for failing to ...

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2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait as ‘freedom of navigation’ feud with China escalates

Two US warships have reportedly passed through the Taiwan Strait, a move that will likely be viewed by Beijing as yet another escalation amid Washington’s ongoing operation to impose freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided missile destroyer, traveled through the strait Monday, sailing from ...

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30 injured as dancefloor falls through during South Carolina party (VIDEOS)

At least 30 people, including many Clemson University students, were injured at a crowded party in South Carolina when the floor at an apartment complex suddenly collapsed underfoot. Students were partying in a clubhouse common area within the apartment complex, located about three miles from Clemson University, when the floor completely gave way and the crowd caved in on each ...

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Stars & streaks: Drunken Navy sailor arrested for nude run through amusement park (VIDEOS)

A US Navy sailor assigned to the USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier took shore leave to the extreme with an alcohol and drug-fuelled naked run through the parking lot of a popular amusement park. Adrian Gilbert Cardenas, 21, was caught on camera in his birthday suit attempting to bum a ride off unsuspecting guests at the Busch Gardens amusement ...

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Is a bicycle alive? Can an elephant fit through a house door? DARPA to teach AI ‘common sense’

The US military research agency will spend millions helping computers engage better with the real world – a necessary step en-route to creating genuinely sentient robots, and not just calculating machines. “The absence of common sense prevents an intelligent system from understanding its world, communicating naturally with people, behaving reasonably in unforeseen situations, and learning from new experiences,” Dave Gunning, ...

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Ssstrange customer: Huge python plunges through bank ceiling, terrifies staff (VIDEO)

A Chinese bank had an unexpected – and horrifying – deposit on Friday morning when a huge 1.5-meter python decided to quite literally drop in as clerks held a staff meeting. Staff at the bank in south China’s Nanning City were standing together in a circle when the massive snake crashed right through the ceiling and landed among them, only ...

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‘Wake up people!’: Cyber expert McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts

As the US was subjected to an unexpected nationwide message from President Donald Trump, many were startled and confused by the alert. One man, however, warned of a more sinister element to the public safety test. The alerts were sent out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of its Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS), ostensibly ...

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‘Stop Islamization’: AfD supporters march through Germany’s Rostock amid massive counter-protests

Supporters of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party have staged a rally to protest against the alleged “Islamization” of Germany’s city of Rostock. Thousands of people took part in counter-protests. The protesters carrying German national flags and holding banners and placards that read “Come, we save Rostock!” and “Stop Islamization!” marched through the city center to the square ...

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